PAF Pickup With/Without Cover (pair)
Jimmy Wallace Pickups

PAF Pickup With/Without Cover (pair)

Regular price $ 650.00 Sale price$ 425.00

"The venerable Humbucking Pickup has been around for some 55 years. Originally conceived to reduce the chronic hum and noise created by the single coil pickups of the day, the Seth Lover design had an unexpected by-product. This was the inadvertent creation of what has become known as the iconic “Humbucking Sound”. Thousands upon thousands of pickups with this very design have been made since. Re-designs, reproductions and reissues have been manufactured by scores of companies both here and abroad (even by Gibson itself). None have been able to truly emulate the classic Humbucking sound of the early 50’s and 60’s guitars. This is said to be due to several possible and contributory factors including; natural aging, availability of original materials - and manufacturing differences which are either unknown, unavailable, or just too much trouble to duplicate. The Jimmy Wallace Vintage PAF offers a glimpse into the past, providing the sounds and look of the iconic vintage PAF. This has been achieved through painstaking research, seeking out hard-to-find materials and faithfully utilizing processes of the early initial fabricators. These include:
A-5 Rough Cast, Slightly Degaussed (vintage correct) elongated magnets.
Plain enameled wire of 42 AWG thickness.
Hand assembly including wire wrapping.
A confidential treatment to simulate the chronological effect of older pickups.
Butyrate bobbins, as used on the early PAF (This results in a pickup that not only sounds and looks like the original
PAF – but actually smells like one too!)
Application of specific construction methods that have been re-developed from extensive research.
Offered With Nickel Cover (installed) – or Without (white/black bobbins)
Typical Output Neck Pickup – 7.2K
Typical Output Bridge Pickup – 8.2K *Pickup Outputs will vary somewhat, considering they are hand wrapped."

Demo of PAF as played by Joe Mass. 

Bridge Position

Neck Position


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